By Jo Anderson. Last updated 11th December 2023. If you’ve been injured in a zebra crossing accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Here at Accident Claims, we specialise in personal injury claims and can help you too.
In this guide, we explain the process of claiming compensation, potential payouts, and the benefits of working with a No Win No Fee solicitor.
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If you’re looking into how to make a zebra crossing accident compensation claim, you may need to know about the eligibility criteria your case must meet.
As with any personal injury claim, you would need to prove that:
- Another road user owed you a duty of care.
- They breached this duty of care.
- Due to this breach, you suffered an injury.
Road users owe a duty of care to one another. Per this duty of care, they must adhere to the rules and regulations set out for them in the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Highway Code. Furthermore, they must navigate the roads in a responsible manner to prevent harm from occurring to themselves and others.
Rule 19 of the Highway Code states that pedestrians must give traffic plenty of time to see them before they start crossing. Drivers must give way to pedestrians that are on a zebra crossing. Should a driver fail to adhere to their duty of care, and this causes you to become injured at a zebra crossing as a pedestrian, you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim.
There is also a set time limit in which you could bring forward a claim. Under the Limitation Act 1980, you would typically have three years from the accident date to file your personal injury claim. However, there are some exceptions that could apply.
To learn more about the eligibility criteria for zebra crossing accident claims, or to learn what the expectations are to the 3-year time limit, you can speak to an advisor.
Let’s take a look at payouts in zebra crossing accident claims.
If you have been injured due to a vehicle failing to stop at a zebra crossing, you may wonder how much you could receive in compensation. Unfortunately, there is no set average payout for zebra crossing claims. Generally, compensation is awarded in relation to the unique circumstances surrounding each case, which can include:
- The severity of your injuries
- How long your recovery will take
- How the accident happened
- Who was at fault
- The cost of your treatment
- Other financial costs – such as car repairs, loss of earnings, and specialist equipment
However, there are still some ways in which you can find a broad estimate of how much you could receive from zebra crossing claims. One way is by contacting a legal professional, who can check the 2022 edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to find the potential guideline compensation bracket assigned to your injuries.
|The type of injury that has been sustained
|Typical payout amount
|Extra notes about the injury
|A combination of serious injuries with financial losses and costs
|Up to £200,000+
|Multiple serious injuries with associated financial losses such as income loss, medical expenses and care costs.
|Severe Leg Injuries (i)
|£96,250 to £135,920
|Injuries that will affect a person’s mobility permanently, and cause ongoing suffering and pain.
|Severe Leg Injuries (iii) Serious
|£39,200 to £54,830
|Such as serious or multiple fractures that will leave the leg immobile for the long-term.
|Severe Leg Injuries (iv) Moderate
|£27,760 to £39,200
|Such as serious tendon damage, compound fractures and dislocation.
|Severe Neck Injuries (ii)
|£65,740 to £130,930
|Serious damage or fractures to the cervical spine and result in disabilities of a considerable severity.
|Severe Foot Injuries
|£41,970 to £70,030
|Both feet or heels have been fractures which causes considerable permanent pain and a substantial restriction on mobility.
|Severe Back Injuries (iii)
|£38,780 to £69,730
|Disc fractures or lesions that lead to chronic conditions and cause severe discomfort and pain.
|Less Severe Arm Injuries
|£19,200 to £39,170
|Such as those that will limit use of the arm for the short-term but will heal eventually.
|Simple Arm Fractures
|£6,610 to £19,200
|Simple forearm fractures.
|Moderate Knee Injuries (i)
|£14,840 to £26,190
|Dislocations or a torn meniscus or cartilage that results in weakness, wasting and instability.
|Serious Shoulder Injuries
|£12,770 to £19,200
|A dislocated shoulder with the lower part of the brachial plexus suffering damage.
Another way you could get an estimate of how much compensation you could receive is by getting in touch with our expert advisors. They will listen to your case and can provide a free estimate of how much you could receive in compensation when you make your claim.
If you have been injured in a zebra crossing accident and are eligible to make a personal injury claim, you should collect evidence to support your case. Gathering sufficient evidence could help with proving the types of injuries you suffered and who was liable for the accident. Some examples of the evidence you could gather include:
- Medical evidence of your injuries, such as a copy of your medical records.
- Any video footage of the accident, such as from CCTV.
- The contact details of anyone who witnessed the accident so a statement could be collected from them.
- Evidence of any financial losses you have suffered due to your injuries, e.g. a payslip, could help with proving a loss of earnings.
If you decide to instruct a solicitor to work on your case, they could assist you with gathering the necessary evidence you need for your claim. For example, they could collect the statements from anyone who witnessed your accident.
To see if you could be eligible to work with one of our solicitors on your zebra crossing accident compensation claim, you can contact our advisors. They could also help answer any questions you may have and offer you free advice.
If you are eligible to make a zebra crossing accident claim, you might want to get help from a solicitor. They could, after all, assist with gathering evidence and presenting your case to the liable party. Additionally, they could negotiate a settlement that is appropriate for the injuries you sustained.
One of our No Win No Fee solicitors could offer to take on your zebra crossing accident compensation claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is a type of No Win No Fee arrangement, where you are not expected to pay your solicitor for their work upfront, while the claim is progressing, or if it ends unsuccessfully.
Instead, under the terms of the CFA, you would pay a success fee out of your compensation to the solicitor if they succeed with your case. This would be a small, legally capped percentage of your total payout.
If you would like to know whether one of our solicitors could take on your claim under a No Win No Fee arrangement, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our advisors would be happy to assess your zebra crossing accident case free of charge. To contact them today, you can:
We hope that you have found this guide useful and located the information you need. Nevertheless, if you require some further information, you may find these links helpful…
- Amputations – NHS – This link takes you to the NHS page on amputation. You will find information on the psychological impact of amputation, as well as complications, stump care, why amputation may be needed, the assessment before surgery, prosthetics, recovery after an amputation, and how amputations are carried out.
- Highway Code Information – This link takes you to The Highway Code and you will be directed to the section on zebra crossings and rules for pedestrians specifically.